BAC Fighter Field Reports

Welcome to the BAC Fighter Field Reports Blog! The Partnership for Food Safety Education wants to showcase the work of BAC Fighters - people like you who teach others about safe food handling. Do you have a field report? Know an unsung hero who works to prevent foodborne illness? Click here and submit your story. It only takes a minute and it could be featured on this blog.

The National Chicken Council Debunks Myth

Rinsing Raw Poultry Does Not Remove Bacteria

The National Chicken Council Debunks Myth

The Partnership for Food Safety Education isn't the only organization working to bust food safety myths! Recently, the National Chicken Council referenced Home Food Safety Mythbusters in their outreach to the media. The National Chicken Council noted the fact that rinsing raw poultry does not remove bacteria but can lead to cross-contamination. Never rinse raw meat or poultry products in order to prevent possible cross contamination in the sink and kitchen. Thanks to the National Chicken Council for doing their part to correct common food safety misperceptions and keep consumers healthy and informed!

Dietitian Denise Schreiner Fights BAC!

Crossroads Newsletter Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Dietitian Denise Schreiner Fights BAC!

Denise Schreiner, RD, ASP, is the Health & Safety Services Manager with the Contra Costa County Schools Insurance group in Pleasant Hill, CA. She used Fight BAC! Materials in her latest Crossroads Newsletter. The Crossroads Newsletter promotes a safe and healthy working environment for Contra Costa County school district employees. Denise included an article on Seven Super Steps to Summer Food Safety for school district employees. During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods. Thanks to Denise for spreading the word on safe food handling in the home during summer!

NC State University Cooperative Extension Teaches Kids to Fight BAC!

Melinda Houser Leads 4-H Program

NC State University Cooperative Extension Teaches Kids to Fight BAC!


Melinda Houser does her part to Fight BAC by teaching kids through the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Health Champion Challenge. In the 4-H program she leads, kids between ages 9 to 13 learn about everything from exercise to nutrition to food safety. For the food safety portion of the program, participants learn about safe food handling with a hands-on food preparation demonstration. The kids also get to use a black light to show where all the germs are lurking in the kitchen to drive home the importance of cleaning countertops and food preparation areas. The Partnership for Food Safety Education thanks Melinda for her work to educate others about food safety!

Big Y Foods' Living Well Eating Smart Program Supports Consumers

Big Y Foods' Living Well Eating Smart Program Supports Consumers

“Living Well Eating Smart” is a nutrition program run by Big Y Foods registered dietitians, Carrie Taylor, RD, LDN and Andrea Samson, RD, LDN, to help their customers live the happiest, healthiest life possible. Living Well Eating Smart's latest newsletter is full of healthy recipes, smart cooking tips and summer health information. It even includes a Kid's Page that teaches children more about the importance of hand washing. By doing the “Soapy Solutions” experiment, kids can see for themselves how easily germs are spread and how necessary it is to use warm and soapy water to wash hands.

Fightbac.org

Visit Fightbac.org for food safety information, downloads, and tools you can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling.

Government Resources

  • Foodsafety.gov
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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